The Morality Impact of Price War and Low Salary on the Chinese Delivery Industry’s Workers
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- Delivery industry; Morality; Legality; Consequentialism; Deontology
As is known to all, the delivery industry is one of the world’s largest industries nowadays. Moreover, China’s delivery is thriving these days, and it has already developed over 30 years with the total number of delivery works achieved more than seven million. Sadly, there are several moral problems through the development of China’s delivery industry. Low skill requirements and relatively high incomes make food delivery one of the ideal career options for China’s migrant workers. But the attractions of flexible hours and pay are not all they seem. Most of them work more than ten hours a day, and their commissions on each order have plummeted. Besides, delivery workers are often under pressure to deal with overflowing orders, impatient customers and meet strict delivery time requirements. In this article, we focused on some unreasonable deductions of the salary of express employees. We analyzed this problem in four aspects. They are morality, legality, consequentialism, and deontology, and different aspects may give different results. At the end of the essay, we have also posed several proposals, such as improving China’s labor union system and Establishing an intelligent review and complaint system. In conclusion, according to the research, we should think of more and better ways to improve the express industry and seek more benefits for the couriers.
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TY - CONF AU - Shenhong Li AU - Ziyi Wang AU - Linkun Han AU - Junyu Shi AU - Junyu Yang AU - Runqi Zhang PY - 2021 DA - 2021/12/15 TI - The Morality Impact of Price War and Low Salary on the Chinese Delivery Industry’s Workers BT - Proceedings of the 2021 3rd International Conference on Economic Management and Cultural Industry (ICEMCI 2021) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 2569 EP - 2574 SN - 2352-5428 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.211209.418 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.211209.418 ID - Li2021 ER -